Colloquium: Ruth Haas (UHM)

April 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Speaker: Ruth Haas (UHM)

How to get an academic job in the mathematical sciences

Getting a tenure track job is great! How can you increase your chances of getting a job you like?

The time to act is now- when you are not actively looking, and when you have time to gain a variety of professional experiences that will help you attract the attention of employers.

Mathematicians get jobs at all sorts of different kinds of colleges and universities. In this talk I’ll describe some of the different kinds of institutions, both what it would be like to work there, and what they look for in job applicants. I’ll also discuss the parts of a job application and how you can (and should) tailor your application for different jobs. Industy and government jobs will be discussed briefly as well.

This talk is especially for graduate students and postdocs.